Color Combo Challenge

Hi there!

Are you up for a Color Challenge today? Sure hope so!

I thought that since the month of March hosts St. Patrick’s Day that we’d do a fun green color combo.  I know for many that this is a favorite color of yours.  I actually have a friend who’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day and her favorite color is green!

Now my challenge for you is to use 4 of these 5 shades of green. Don’t go hunting for other shades of greens … I want to see if you can stick with these ones here in this color palette. Plus ….you can only add white or black as extra colors. The greens could be embellishments, stamping ink, cardstock, etc.

I decided to use cardstock in 4 of these shades and then I stamped a shape from the Funky Flowers stamp set. I stamped the image four times using Versamark ink.  I then covered the stamped images with white embossing powder and heat them up.  I have to admit that I still love seeing the powder melt and emboss. It’s too fun!  After heat embossing I used a circle punch to punch out the stamped images.

I then adhered these circles to a strip of white cardstock and adhered some punched black border strips on the edges.  I then added this to my card using Core’dinations (one of our Preferred Partners) whitewash cardstock in a green shade.

I finished off the card by adding a sentiment from Everyday Lines.

Here’s my finished card.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.  So please make sure to post a link here on this post if you take part in this Color Challenge. I’d love to see your work!

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  1. Agata says:

    Your card rocks! Love the green and your design!

  2. Allison says:

    Super fun challenge Cari! Love your card example too!

  3. Jolene says:

    I love the sophistication of many shades of one color plus black and white. Looks awesome!

  4. Angela S says:

    What a wonderful color scheme for March – Love all the greens in nature!!! Spring has definitely sprung here in South Texas – Below please see a link to go to my layout.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful card. I, too, love watching the embossing powder melt!!

  6. NanaConnie says:

    I will definitely have to undertake this challenge since my birthday is also on St Patrick’s Day. Not only that, but my ancesters hail from Ireland on both sides of my family tree! Love your challenge and love the simple design of your card.

  7. Eva says:

    great card! love it!

  8. Maryfrances says:

    Very sharp looking card. Great challenge.

  9. Andrea Amu says:

    Great design and color challenge, Cari!

  10. NanaConnie says:

    Can’t find the link tool to post my card done for the challenge so am hoping that posting it here in the commetns will work. Great challenge! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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